Breaking the Rules

Trading Performance for Intimacy with God

After years of liv­ing with a set of reli­gious demands that he could nev­er live up to, Fil Ander­son found him­self spir­i­tu­al­ly bank­rupt and emo­tion­al­ly drained. Fol­low­ing a crash-and-burn in pro­fes­sion­al min­istry, he expe­ri­enced relief in learn­ing to be with God rather than doing for God. Instead of des­per­a­tion, he found heal­ing, and a rich new life with God.

In Fil invites us to explore what hap­pens when good reli­gion turns bad. At such times we are weighed down with expec­ta­tions of what it takes to be right with God” – whether it is the expec­ta­tions of oth­ers, hold­ing up under pres­sure, fix­ing what’s wrong or accom­plish­ing big things for God.

When we set aside this false agen­da, we find the courage to con­fess our fears and inse­cu­ri­ties. We taste the depths of God’s love for us. Here is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to quit trust­ing in your own abil­i­ty to live for God, and sim­ply trust in God instead



Break­ing the Rules cap­tures the essence of what makes Chris­tian­i­ty impos­si­ble – and how a wild, unpre­dictable but authen­tic rela­tion­ship with Jesus is the only cure for what ails us. Brac­ing­ly hon­est, these pages will haunt you in the best way pos­si­ble. I rec­om­mend you read them slow­ly … and savor.
Paula Rinehart, author of Strong Women, Soft Hearts

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